Vocal Massage Training

The full Vocal Massage Certification can now be done in 6 modules, each costing £397.00. You must have attended, and passed the criteria for all of the modules to achieve the full certification.

Intro to Vocal Massage

Module price: £397.00

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Day 1 & 2

What will I learn?

1. Palpation of the soft tissue, cartilage and bone structures surrounding the vocal system. – Sternocleidomastoids – Submandibular region – Transverse processes of the Cervical Spine – Masseter – Temporalis

2. Exploring the Biopsychosocial philosophy in relation to Manual Therapy – Synthesising evidence based medicine, research and the story of the patient to maximum treatment outcomes

3. You will be working on the other participants in the group, and watch a clinical example with a real patient too. – Full PPE will be worn as per the government current guidance

4. Learn seated and supine protocol Ideal for those working in clinical and studio settings

The Jaw

Module price: £397.00

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Day 3 & 4

What will I learn?

1. Palpation and treatment for the Jaw – Masseter – Temproalis – Buccinator – Pterygoid (external) – Digastric

2. Exploring the Anatomy, Pathology and various treatments associated with the Jaw including:
– TMJ-D
– Lock Jaw
– Translation or dislocation of the retrodiscal tissue Headaches
– Jaw tension in the singer / pro voice user

3. You will be working on the other participants in the group, and watch a clinical example with a real patient too.
– Full PPE will be worn as per the government current guidance

4. Learn seated and supine protocol. Ideal for those working in clinical and studio settings.

The Neck

Module price: £397.00

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Day 5 & 6

What will I learn?

1. Palpation and treatment for the Neck region and postural muscles
– Trapezius
– Sternocleidomastoids
– Transverse Processes of the Cervical Spine
– Scalene

2. Exploring the Anatomy, Pathology and various treatments associated with the Neck including
– Arterial dissection
– Cervicogenic Headaches
– Whiplash
– Tortocollis
– Neck tension in the singer / pro voice user

3. You will be working on the other participants in the group, and watch a clinical example with a real patient too. – Full PPE will be worn as per the government current guidance

4. Learn seated and supine protocol. Ideal for those working in clinical and studio settings.

Intra-oral Treatments

Module price: £397.00

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Day 7 & 8

What will I learn?

1. Palpation and treatment for the muscles inside the mouth
– Lateral Pterygoids
– Medial Pterygoids
– Tongue

2. Exploring the Anatomy, Pathology and various treatments for inside the mouth.
Trauma Aware lecture, sexual abuse, physical or emotional abuse and how we might consider these in our treatment plan.
– TMJ-D
– Tongue tie
– Increasing / restoring resonant capabilities in the singer or pro voice user

3. You will be working on the other participants in the group, and watch a clinical example with a real patient too.
– Full PPE will be worn as per the government current guidance.

4. Learn seated and supine protocol. Ideal for those working in clinical and studio settings.

Laryngeal Manipulation

Module price: £397.00

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Day 9 & 10

What will I learn?

1. Palpation and treatment for the muscles and cartilage of the Larynx – Sternothyroid
– Sternohyoid
– Hyoid manipulation
– Cricothyroid
– Thyrohyoid membrane

2. Exploring the Anatomy, Pathology and various treatments for the Larynx. Revisiting trauma Aware lecture, sexual abuse, physical or emotional abuse and how we might consider these in our treatment plan “Lacking tilt” Muscle Tension Dysphonia Hoarseness Fatigue

3. You will be working on the other participants in the group, and watch a clinical example with a real patient too.
– Full PPE will be worn as per the government current guidance.

4. Learn seated and supine protocol. Ideal for those working in clinical and studio settings.

Advanced Laryngeal Manipulation

Module price: £397.00

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Day 11 & 12

What will I learn?

These final two days include your assessment and treatment swaps to review the protocol and skills learnt in a guided environment.
After having done these days, including your assessment, you are then able to take this work and synthesise it into the work you are already doing.

1. Palpation of the soft tissue, cartilage and bone structures surrounding the vocal system. – Sternocleidomastoids – Submandibular region – Transverse processes of the Cervical Spine – Masseter – Temporalis

2. Exploring the Biopsychosocial philosophy in relation to Manual Therapy – Synthesising evidence based medicine, research and the story of the patient to maximum treatment outcomes

3. Learn seated and supine protocol Ideal for those working in clinical and studio settings

4. Palpation and treatment for the Jaw – Masseter – Temproalis – Buccinator – Pterygoid (external) – Digastric

5. Exploring the Anatomy, Pathology and various treatments associated with the Jaw including:
– TMJ-D
– Lock Jaw
– Translation or dislocation of the retrodiscal tissue Headaches
– Jaw tension in the singer / pro voice user

6. Palpation and treatment for the Neck region and postural muscles
– Trapezius
– Sternocleidomastoids
– Transverse Processes of the Cervical Spine
– Scalene

7. Exploring the Anatomy, Pathology and various treatments associated with the Neck including
– Arterial dissection
– Cervicogenic Headaches
– Whiplash
– Tortocollis
– Neck tension in the singer / pro voice user

8. Palpation and treatment for the muscles inside the mouth
– Lateral Pterygoids
– Medial Pterygoids
– Tongue

9. Exploring the Anatomy, Pathology and various treatments for inside the mouth.
Trauma Aware lecture, sexual abuse, physical or emotional abuse and how we might consider these in our treatment plan.
– TMJ-D
– Tongue tie
– Increasing / restoring resonant capabilities in the singer or pro voice user

10. Palpation and treatment for the muscles and cartilage of the Larynx – Sternothyroid
– Sternohyoid
– Hyoid manipulation
– Cricothyroid
– Thyrohyoid membrane

11. Exploring the Anatomy, Pathology and various treatments for the Larynx. Revisiting trauma Aware lecture, sexual abuse, physical or emotional abuse and how we might consider these in our treatment plan “Lacking tilt” Muscle Tension Dysphonia Hoarseness Fatigue

Current dates
for 2022 and 2023 are sold out. 

2023 Modular learning dates:

Intro to Vocal Massage 30 & 31 January
The Jaw 27 & 28 February
The Neck 27 & 28 March
Intra-oral Treatments 1 & 2 May
Laryngeal Manipulation 29 & 30 May
Advance Laryngeal Manipulation 26 & 27 June

Parents, carers or professionals who cannot get access to two days off in a row; contact us to arrange with your cohort a reduced schedule. As each 2 day module reduced to a 1 day module by splitting the group in half. This way, there is more 1-2-1 time and thus the learning ends up the same.

The cost for a 1 day module is still the same as a two day module.

All the courses take place at the Voice Care Centre clinic location; 58 Broadwick Street, London and can be attended in any order.

How long is each day?

Each day runs from 0900 – 1500 sharp.

How many places are there?

There are only 5 students in each class to ensure high quality learning takes place.

Who can attend this course?

Anyone can attend this course, however if you do not meet the professional standards expected to continue the work safely, you will be asked to leave.

It is recommended that you have prior training in bodywork, and a knowledge of voice, as completing the course requires competency to practice safely.

Who can administer 'Vocal Massage'?

Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Speech Therapists, Chiropractors and Doctors can all use Vocal Massage.

Those who wish to use this work in a clinical setting must be insured to do so. You can gain insurance by training with certain training providers in Manual Therapy/ Massage.

After certifying through the whole Vocal Massage Pathway, you can gain insurance to use this work.

Nobody holds the rights to manipulation or manipulative technique, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Doctors, and Manual Therapists who use these techniques are not the sole guardians of this style of therapy, as these techniques have been around for thousands of years. (Even Hippocrates, the founding father of Medicine around 460-355 B.C, wrote about setting joints by leverage and details the use of manipulation).

Intensive
Course

Course price: £2750.00

Anatomy

9 hours of lectures on relevant topics:

  • Pain science
  • Philosophy and dispositionalism in healthcare
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Laryngeal anatomy
  • Red flags, and clinical considerations
  • Placebo and nocebo
  • Designing a multidisciplinary plan for Globus

An introduction, discussion and theory session looking at the current evidence base for touch-based therapy, client/patient interaction models, current evidence base comparing manual therapy roles within a multidisciplinary setting, Vocal Health and the historic narratives of Myofascial Release and Vocal Massage.

**NOTE: If you have done the VOCAL HEALTH FIRST AID course with Vocal Health Education, then you do not have to do Module 1**

Intro to Touch

2 days, in-person

This is a two-day introduction to touch, your body mechanics, and the intention of a healing touch. Very often, massage therapists are not taught the basics of how to stand, sit and treat a client so as not to injure themselves over time with repetitive strain injuries. Stephen and the team can administer up to 16 treatments a day, so they can guide you to put into practise ideal and sustainable body mechanics.

This day also introduces you to a touch-based modality if you haven’t already qualified as a therapist by exploring muscular based ideas and skin-based interactions.

Vocal Massage

4 days, in-person

Day 1:
Morning: The VOICE CARE CENTRE Vocal Massage Protocol, body mechanics and making your job easier, mindfulness of treatment and soft tissue manipulations.

Afternoon: Understanding the integration of Myofascial Release, hand positions and exploring this touch-based modality.

Day 2:
Morning: The VOICE CARE CENTRE Vocal Massage Protocol (cont’d), body mechanics and making your job easier, mindfulness of treatment and soft tissue manipulations.

Afternoon: Clinic observation, seeing the work in action.

Day 3:
Morning: Tools and instrument assisted learning, including use of a Dycem, liquid chalk, IASTM, Tok Sen and LLLT.

Afternoon: Treatment planning and swapping, whilst supervised by a VOICE CARE CENTRE practitioner.

Day 4:
Morning: Written exam questions exploring treatment, modality, history of treatments, pathology and treatment plans.

Afternoon: Final assessed treatment given to your teacher and Q&A.

Laryngeal Manipulation

3 days, in-person

Day 1:
Morning: Revision of the initial course material.

Afternoon: Examining accurate history taking and how this can inform what singing/elite speech exercises we give for the professional voice user.

Day 2:
Morning: Advanced soft tissue manipulative techniques for the floor of the mouth/ base of tongue and the larynx itself.

Afternoon: The current literature and multidisciplinary treatment protocol for Singers Acid Reflux (LPR).

Day 3:
Morning: Advanced vocal health/pathology seminar and getting to ‘yes’ through the quagmire of primary and secondary diagnoses.

Afternoon: Practical applications of the advanced techniques and Acid reflux protocol.

Course price: £2750.00

Current dates
for 2022 dates are sold out. 

2023 Intensive learning dates:

April Intensive
28 March – 5 April inclusive.

August Intensive
12 – 20 August inclusive.

6-day accelerated
qualification

6-day accelerated qualification

If you have a group of 16-20 people who could benefit from this qualification in Vocal Massage, then we can facilitate an in person training course that comes to you.

We have trained speech therapists, osteopaths, massage therapists and vocal coaches from all around the world in our protocol based vocal massage interventions.

Vocal Massage Training Tutors

Stephen King
Founder

Voice users from all over the world trust Stephen with their vocal recovery and rehabilitation…

Lydia Flock
Vocal Massage Therapist and Trainer

Lydia Flock is an exceptional vocal coach, massage therapist, published researcher, and social media expert. She was endorsed …

Robert Price
Vocal Massage Therapist, Trainer and Voice Teacher

Robert is one of London’s leading voice teachers with 20 years experience training actors in Britain and Ireland. A former actor in the Irish Theatre…

Testimonials

Hannah Campbell

‘Choosing to do the vocal massage training course with Stephen was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only is it a well-structured and informative course, but it is delivered in a way that makes you feel at ease and creates an extremely enjoyable learning environment. After the course, I felt confident and capable in vocal massage and began practicing straight away.’

Student Success: Edinburgh Voice Care

At Edinburgh voice care we follow a patient centred model. Each Vocal Massage is as important to us as it is to you, the patient is at the heart of every treatment. We tailor every massage around the patients specific needs.
We aim to have every patient leave with a feeling of calm and a greater connection to their body and voice.